Back in July, the UK Government rolled out their new campaign “Better Health”, which was part of a new obesity strategy, claiming to help people reduce the risk of being seriously affected by Covid-19.
However, the campaign has caused and is set to cause more dangers for many throughout the UK, from issues for people with eating disorders to the already mammoth problem of food insecurity in countless households and fatphobia within the medical community.
Speaking to a body positive advocate and writer, Mollie Quirk, she highlighted: “If they were just to focus on…getting healthier and stronger and building your immune system, then it
would probably be a lot more beneficial for the entire population.”
Other experts expose the risks this will bring to already vulnerable groups of people, as this video questions the benefits of this campaign, and if there are actually any.